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Moog Hydra-point three-axis, numerically-controlled miller was manufactured in England during the 1960s by Moog Hydra-point Ltd. on a machine made by the Bridgeport subsidiary, Adcock & Shipley Ltd.The machine was designed for straight-line milling, drilling, reaming, boring and tapping and was controlled by a numerical control unit, with pneumatic tape reading, that took standard 1-inch wide 8-track paper tape. Both the cutting tool and the workpiece were positioned hydraulically.

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Here’s a unique US Burke Mill combined with a Burgmaster turret drill. The ad claims it converts in seconds. I question how many people want to rotate their turret mill back and forth for a turret drill. I guess this setup didn’t go over well. This was done about 1970, which was about the time Burgmaster, US-Burke, and Powermatic were all under the umbrella of Houdaille Industries.

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In 1986 Cunliffe and Croom, based at their Broughton Works in Edward Street, Manchester, had become a Limited Company and were amongst the first sixteen firms to contribute share capital to the new Machine Tool and Engineering Federation, Ltd. a grouping that was to become the (British) Machine Tool Trades Association.This is a late-model Cuncliffe & Croom vertical milling machine.

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Any Fray attachment or mill owners out there?All Fray millers were designed by an Englishman (born in Hale, Lancashire), James H. Richards, a man who became president and CEO of the Company. Mr. Richards also held patents for an inside/outside micrometer, a pneumatic grease gun and a form of worm-drive steering gear. He was the grandchild of steam engine inventorĀ Richard Trevithick.

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A series of Tree Milling Machines in a machine shop from 1970.

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